65 Modern World Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging modern world quotes, modern world sayings, and modern world proverbs.

Best Modern World Quotes

  1. “Data is the fabric of the modern world: just like we walk down pavements, so we trace routes through data, and build knowledge and products out of it.” ~ Ben Goldacre
  2. “Growth is widely thought to be the panacea for all the major economic ills of the modern world.” ~ Herman E. Daly
  3. “Humans have changed little over time. We think we’ve invented the modern world but they were making better speeches 2,000 years ago and grappling with issues of empire and terrorism.” ~ Robert Harris
  4. “As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  5. “I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world.” ~ Chris Martin

  6. “I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.” ~ Dalai Lama
  7. “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It’s basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it’s wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore.” ~ Bill Gates
  9. “More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  10. “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.” ~ Robert Frost

  11. “The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They’re about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.” ~ Al Franken
  12. “People tend to view history as if it were another planet and think the modern world was invented in 1963. I don’t agree.” ~ Julian Fellowes
  13. “Mystique is rare now, isn’t it? There aren’t that many enigmas in this modern world.” ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
  14. “In our modern world today, we may seem like drowning men because of the loss of much of our spiritual tradition.” ~ Thomas Yellowtail
  15. “I have a hard time picturing several aspects of the modern world without Luther.” ~ Martin E. Marty

  16. “Don’t neglect your critical faculties. Remember that God is a rational God, who has made us in His own image. God invites and expects us to explore His double revelation, in nature and Scripture, with the minds He has given us, and to go on in the development of a Christian mind to apply His marvellous revealed truth to every aspect of the modern and post-modern world.” ~ John Stott
  17. “The modern world has far too little understanding of the art of keeping young. Its notion of progress has been to pile one thing on top of another, without caring if each thing was crushed in turn. People forgot that the human soul can enjoy a thing most when there is time to think about it and be thankful for it. And by crowding things together they lost the sense of surprise; and surprise is the secret of joy.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  18. “It is a sad fact that because of comfort, complacency, a morbid fear of communism, and our proneness to adjust to injustice, the Western nations that initiated so much of the revolutionary spirit of the modern world have now become the arch-antirevolutionaries.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “You must survive with grace. You must do so gallantly. How archaic these terms seem to us in our modern world. There is little grace or gallantry in commerce or politics and not much in art.” ~ Chris Cooper
  20. “Work is the law of the modern world, which has no place for lazy people.” ~ Mihai Eminescu

  21. “Getting photographs is not the most important thing. For me it’s the act of photographing. It’s enlightening, therapeutic and satisfying, because the very process forces me to connect with the world. When you make four-hour exposures in the middle of the night, you inevitably slow down and begin to observe and appreciate more what’s going on around you. In our fast-paced, modern world, it’s a luxury to be able to watch the stars move across the sky.” ~ Michael Kenna
  22. “The way to maximize production is to maximize the incentives to production. And the way to do that, as the modern world has discovered, is through the system known as capitalism – the system of private property, free markets, and free enterprise.” ~ Henry Hazlitt
  23. “Read Blake or go to hell, that’s my message to the modern world.” ~ Northrop Frye
  24. “Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it’s the oil of life.” ~ John Betjeman
  25. “The modern world detests authority but worships relevance. Our Christian conviction is that the Bible has both authority and relevance, and that the secret of both is Jesus Christ” ~ John Stott

  26. “To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves… The modern world in comparison, ignores it.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  27. “The difference between God and the devil is in nothing except in unselfishness and selfishness. The devil knows as much as God, is as powerful as God; only he has no holiness that makes him a devil. Apply the same idea to the modern world: excess of knowledge and power, without holiness, makes human beings devils.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  28. “Is there any man here or any woman, let me say is there any child here, who does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  29. “As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological progress in our modern world, we must not lose our moral compass and give way to ‘free market eugenics’.” ~ Sam Brownback
  30. “Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good.” ~ Tom G. Palmer

  31. “I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight.” ~ Karl Philipp Moritz
  32. “I have sometimes called this ‘double listening’. Listening to the voice of God in Scripture, and listening to the voices of the modern world, with all their cries of anger, pain and despair.” ~ John Stott
  33. “Oh, the illusion of choice in the modern world – don’t get me started. But don’t you agree that the Internet has softened our brains and made us forget that ‘choice’ used to mean something different from selecting options from menus?” ~ Lynne Truss
  34. “A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason.” ~ Emily Greene Balch
  35. “In the modern world, the interests of a particular community can no longer be considered to lie within the confines of its own boundaries.” ~ Dalai Lama

  36. “How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that “no” means “yes” if you know how to spot it? Let me tell you something. In this modern world, that is simply not tolerated. People aren’t even gonna try to understand that one. I mean, it used to be said it was a cliche. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  37. “It would be foolish to describe the logistics hub as merely ugly, for it has the horrifying, soulless, immaculate beauty characteristic of many of the workplaces of the modern world.” ~ Alain de Botton
  38. “For although there is not a single aspect of European growth in which the decisive influence of Islamic culture is not traceable, nowhere is it so clear and momentous as in the genesis of that power which constitutes the permanent distinctive force of the modern world, and the supreme source of its victory, natural science and the scientific spirit.” ~ Robert Briffault
  39. “The modern world is reversing the old virtues of authority. They aimed deliberately to make men unworldly. They did not aim to found society on a full use of the earth’s resources; they did not aim to use the whole nature of man; they did not intend him to think out the full expression of his desires. Democracy is a turning point upon those ideals in a pursuit, at first unconsciously, of the richest life that men can devise for themselves.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  40. “Ads represent the main channel of intellectual and artistic effort in the modern world.” ~ Marshall McLuhan

  41. “China is the greatest mystifying and stupefying fact in the modern world.” ~ Lin Yutang
  42. “Aristocrats need not be rich, but they must be free, and in the modern world freedom grows rarer the more we prate about it.” ~ Robertson Davies
  43. “The truth is that art does not teach; it makes you feel, and any teaching that may arise from the feeling is an extra, and must not be stressed too much. In the modern world, and in Canada as much as anywhere, we are obsessed with the notion that to think is the highest achievement of mankind, but we neglect the fact that thought untouched by feeling is thin, delusive, treacherous stuff.” ~ Robertson Davies
  44. “In our modern world we have seen inaugurated the reign of a dull bourgeois rationalism, which finds some inadequate reason for all things in heaven and earth and makes a god of its own infallibility.” ~ John Buchan
  45. “The movie industry had it better in the ’30s and ’40s, in terms of gender equality, than it does now, both in payment and in job ratios. It’s ludicrous. Are we in the modern world, or what?” ~ Daryl Hannah

  46. “When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it.” ~ Paul Bremer
  47. “Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the political view of the moment.” ~ David Gemmell
  48. “The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.” ~ Timothy Garton Ash
  49. “The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome-not by favour of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  50. “In the modern world there’s no such thing as formality. A dinner jacket used to mean a tuxedo, you know?” ~ Noah Emmerich

  51. “Health can be defined negatively, as the absence of illness, functionally, as the ability to cope with everyday activities, or positively, as fitness and well-being. It has also been noted that in the modern world, health still has a moral dimension.” ~ Mildred Blaxter
  52. “Liberalism, contrary to popular belief, is facing backward in considering the injustice of its ancestors. Conservatism, contrary to popular belief, is facing forward in considering the psychology of its descendants. Definitively, it seems in the modern world that neither side really knows which direction it’s facing, and men of the sharpest judgment are simply turned off from picking either of the poisons.” ~ Criss Jami
  53. “In a modern world, increasingly filled with pop culture fads and gimmicks, Lisa Morton reveals much of the underbelly history and unknown facts regarding the biggest pop culture event in history-Halloween. Her sheer delight and well-researched enthusiasm in tackling many of the unrecognized aspects of this monstrous topic makes one wonder what we don’t know about everything else that should be as commonplace to our psyche as a bag of candy.” ~ Del Howison
  54. “Peace is the wish of the French of Italy Spain Germany and all the world, and Great Britain alone the cause of preventing its accomplishment, and this not for any point of honour or even interest, but merely lest there should be an example in the modern world of a great powerful Republic.” ~ Charles James Fox
  55. “Large motorway flyovers are the cathedrals of the modern world.” ~ Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

  56. “I was out there for 12 days. There are more beggars in Soho than there are in Kabul.” ~ Neil Morrissey
  57. “Most big companies don’t like you very much, except hotels, airlines and Microsoft, which don’t like you at all.” ~ Bill Bryson
  58. “Like most parents, I’ve been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: ‘What is the point of geography – the pilot always knows where we are going?’. Answer: ‘If you didn’t know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn’t be able to put them right because you wouldn’t know where they live.'” ~ A. A. Gill
  59. “What is the English for ‘Refreshing towelette’?” ~ Mary Wakefield
  60. “Only in England is the perversion of language regarded as a victory for democracy.” ~ Anthony Burgess

  61. “I’m not from around these parts. I’m from a little place called England: we used to run the world before you.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  62. “The streets, at least in this part of town, seemed impossibly clean in comparison to London. The public telephones were unvandalised. For a London telephone booth to look like that it would have to be guarded around the clock by the SAS.” ~ Clive James
  63. “We may not be the creme de la creme, but we are the creme de la scum.” ~ John Mortimer

  64. “Yesterday, I tried to call Northwest Airlines’ customer-service line over a couple of hours. I couldn’t get through. The recording said, “Due to a high volume of calls” Well, you could put it that way – “Due to a high volume of calls”. Or you could say, “Due to an insufficient number of employees…”” ~ Jay Nordlinger
  65. “In between the Queen and the First Lady, Nancy Reagan, sat Tony Richardson, looking very calm. Later on it emerged that this was because, having not been apprised of the placement until he was about to sit down, he had died of fright. To have expired was to be fortunate.” ~ Clive James

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